Comelec gun ban starts Sept. 28

THE 45-DAY ban on carrying firearms and employing security personnel in public will officially start tomorrow, September 28, the start of the election period for the barangay elections on October 28.

“Pursuant to Comelec Resolution No. 9715 which prescribed the calendar of activities and period of prohibited acts in connection with the October 28, 2013 Barangay Elections, gun ban will be imposed beginning September 28, 2013 until November 12, 2013,” according to the official website of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Read the rest of this entry

Election gun ban starts January 13

THE Police Regional Office in Davao is set to implement the election gun ban from January 13 to June 12 in preparation for the May 13 polls.

Inspector Rowena M. Jacosalem, deputy police officer of PRO-Davao said, in a phone interview with Sun.Star Davao, that they are having a series of meetings and conferences with other officials of PRO in preparation for the five-month gun ban. Read the rest of this entry